Tuesday, July 6th 2010

Enermax Readies New Modu87+ 800W and 900W PSU Models

Enermax is expanding its Modu87+ power supply (PSU) series with new 800W and 900W models. As the name suggests, Modu87+ PSUs feature modular cabling, and have over 87% efficiency at any given load. The 800W model will be released first, followed by the 900W model at a slightly later date. Both models boast of DHT (Dynamic Hybrid Transformer) technology, an array of solid-state (conductive-polymer) capacitors paired with Japanese electrolytic capacitors, dubbed "Hybrid Capacitor Array", which contribute to rated efficiency up to 92%, which stays over 87% at any load, earning it the coveted 80 Plus Gold rating.

Both models use four independent +12V rails, and are cooled by a 140 mm twister-bearing fan that keeps up with the "gold" theme. Cable modularity covers the 6 PCI-Express power cables, and a number of SATA power, 4-pin Molex, and 4-pin Floppy connectors, with the 24-pin ATX and CPU-power connector being sleeved and fixed. The Enermax Modu87+ 800W PSU will be priced at 174€, and backed by a 5-year warranty. The pricing of the 900W model will be known later.

Source: Softpedia
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13 Comments on Enermax Readies New Modu87+ 800W and 900W PSU Models

#1
Sasqui
Nice.... wonder how soon these will be availble.
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#2
fochkoph
Anyone know who the OEM manufacturers for these Modu Enermax power supplies are?
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#3
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: fochkoph
Anyone know who the OEM manufacturers for these Modu Enermax power supplies are?
Enermax makes their own powersupplies
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#4
TIGR
I have heard it suggested several times that Enermax may be one of the few companies out there that actually makes its own PSUs. I have yet to see that claim rebutted but haven't seen a source for it either.
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Mussels
Moderprator
four 12V rails on 800W PSU's? eep.

dont like the sound of that.
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TIGR
by: Mussels
four 12V rails on 800W PSU's? eep.

dont like the sound of that.
Why not?
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: TIGR
Why not?
because it means less wattage per rail, which is not a good thing with all the power hungry hardware these days.
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#8
kkaddu
by: TIGR
Why not?
ya like if a PSU gets gold plus then it is probably worth the billing. Single rail PSUs have been around but efficincy of these Enermax 87plus thingis is crazy.
been eyeing the 600 modu but now i can go for more power with 800. great product
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TIGR
by: blkhogan
Here is a list that I found of OEM PSU makers. Kinda interesting who makes what for who. List might not be completely up to date with the newest ones out on the market. But it gives you an idea anyways. http://www.scribd.com/doc/17499831/DAFTAR-OEM-PSU
A nice list. Like you said, could use some updating but it is the most info I've seen in one place. I noted that the entire Enermax line is listed as being made by Enermax.
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pr0n Inspector
by: kkaddu
ya like if a PSU gets gold plus then it is probably worth the billing. Single rail PSUs have been around but efficincy of these Enermax 87plus thingis is crazy.
been eyeing the 600 modu but now i can go for more power with 800. great product
It doesn't have four real rails. they're just four outputs with an arbitrary current limit, all from a single rail.

*Also, Seasonic X series are better.
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#12
R_1
Don't know about single vs. multiple +12V rails, then JonnyGURU is your man :
"Is it true that some PSU's that claim to be multiple +12V rails don't have the +12V rail split at all?
Yes, this is true. But it's the exception and not the norm. It's typically seen in Seasonic built units (like the Corsair HX and Antec True Power Trio.) It's actually cheaper to make a single +12V rail PSU because you forego all of the components used in splitting up and limiting each rail and this may be one reason some OEM's will not split the rails, but say they are split. Some system builders adhere very closely to ATX12V specification for liability reasons, so a company that wants to get that business but also save money and reduce R&D costs will often "fib" and say the PSU has it's +12V split when it does not.
Why don't those PSU companies get in trouble? Because Intel actually lifted the split +12V rail requirement from spec, but they didn't actually "announce" it. They just changed the verbiage from "required" to "recommended" leaving system builders a bit confused as to what the specification really is."
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Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
four 12V rails on 800W PSU's? eep.

dont like the sound of that.
by: Mussels
because it means less wattage per rail, which is not a good thing with all the power hungry hardware these days.
Doesn't make a difference. The rails are always split properly on modern psus.
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